The Pastoral System

The Pastoral System

At Da Vinci Academy, we aim to nurture the students in our care and help them achieve their full potential. To facilitate this, our pastoral (Achievement Team) consists of an Achievement Leader for each year group and an Assistant Achievement Leader for the following year groups:

  • Year 7
  • Year 8 and 9
  • Year 10 and 11

In addition to the student’s tutor, the team work tirelessly to support the learning and ultimate progress of every student.

Every student is also placed in one of four houses:

  • Abbey
  • Breadsall
  • Darley
  • Hastings

Assemblies take place on a weekly basis and students take part in numerous activities where they can achieve A-points for their house. Healthy competition, leadership skills and team building skills are nurtured throughout the house system. Each house also takes part in regular competitions and, at the end of the academy year, one house is crowned overall winner.

Overview of staff and roles within the team:

Acting Deputy Headteacher (Achievement and Behaviour): Miss Gemma Tyers

Achievement Leader Year 11: Miss Abbie Quinn

Achievement Leader Year 10: Miss Charlotte Reay

Assistant Achievement Leader Year 10 and 11: Mr Antony Needham

Achievement Leader Year 9: Miss Kim Bradshaw

Achievement Leader Year 8: Mrs Judy Sisson

Assistant Achievement Leader Year 7: Miss Purven Jandu

Assistant Achievement Leader Year 7: Mr Niall Mather

Achievement Leader Success Centre: Mr Steve Mellors

KS4 Success Centre: Miss Claire Meaken

KS3 Success Centre: Miss Laura Hinman

Twilight Success Centre: Mr Adrian Roberts

Primary Liaison/Transition: Miss Purven Jandu

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Keir Mather

Deputy Safeguarding Lead/Mentor: Karen Thompson

Assistant Headteacher SENCO: Mrs Sophie Mckenzie

Assistant SENCO: Mrs Sylvia Britton

Attendance Officer: Mrs Cat Wragg

First Aid: Reception